Timothy Brian McAllister: 1943-2018

Dec 19, 2018

Tim passed peacefully at his Edmonds home November 25 at the age of 75.

Tim leaves his wife, Sharon, and daughter Jodi (Mike) Milner, grandchildren Morgan and Max, brother Lee (Pam), sister-in-law Merry McAllister, and many nieces and nephews.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Alice and Julius McAllister, sister Jean Blackburn, and brothers Jim, Gary and Bob. Tim graduated from Edmonds High School in 1961 and the University of Washington in 1967, majoring in journalism and lettering in baseball.

After graduating, the McAllisters moved to McMinnville, Oregon, where Tim took a job as a sports writer for the News Register. In his time at the paper, Tim became the Managing Editor.

The family moved again in 1971 to Lafayette, California. Tim took an editor position to publish three biweekly Sun papers. In 1979, he returned to Washington to be a technical writer for the Tacoma Boatbuilding Company.

Tim and Warren Olson, an Edmonds childhood friend, started a business newspaper, the Enterprise, in Olympia. Tim ended his working years with the Automotive United Trade Organization, with the titles of Membership Director, Bulletin Editor, and Health and Life Insurance Agent.

Writing was always part of Tim’s life, and he loved his newspapers to the end. He also loved his sports: baseball, golf, fly-fishing and poker. His beloved Huskies were a big part of his life. His last words to his Cougar son-in-law before the Apple Cup were “Go Huskies!”

A Celebration of Life will be January 12, 2019, from 3-5 p.m., at Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Providence Hospice and Home Care of Snohomish County in Tim’s name, at www.providence.org/phhc

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